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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning Spanish For You University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Laptop Homeschool

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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Start a Nature Notebook

Shakespeare Camp

AP Courses At Home

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Phonics the Montessori Way

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to Win the Geography Bee

Bears in the House

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Gift of a Mentor

Myth of the Teenager

The History of Public Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

University Model Schools

Teach Your Children to Work

Character Matters for Kids

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books